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Tak, Susanne; Plaisier, Marco; van Rooij, Iris – Journal of Problem Solving, 2008
To explain human performance on the "Traveling Salesperson" problem (TSP), MacGregor, Ormerod, and Chronicle (2000) proposed that humans construct solutions according to the steps described by their convex-hull algorithm. Focusing on tour length as the dependent variable, and using only random or semirandom point sets, the authors…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Models, Mathematics, College Students